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Wildlife rehab center aims to fill gap for injured critters

Jun. 12, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

ALBURTIS, Pa. (AP) — They arrive in baskets and cardboard boxes, bleeding from near-misses with lawn mowers or snatched from the jaws of neighborhood cats. It’s birthing season in the Lehigh Valley, and that means a steady stream of injured baby rabbits, squirrels, opossums and songbirds...

Anti-racism icon Adam Goodes rejects Hall of Fame invitation

Jun. 08, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Adam Goodes had seen and heard enough when he retired in 2015 as one of the most illustrious Indigenous players in the Australian Football League. Nearly six years later, it appears the pain from the verbal and racial abuse he took from...

Cricket gear donation brings joy to migrants stuck in Bosnia

May. 22, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Joyful cheers echoed through an asylum-seekers camp in Bosnia this week as dozens of teenagers and young men put their daily struggles aside for a game of cricket. Players absorbed in the match ran over an improvised pitch clutching...

Australian cricketers in limbo after India's IPL postponed

May. 05, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — At least 38 Australians involved in the Indian Premier League are in limbo after the lucrative cricket tournament was suddenly postponed because of surging coronavirus cases at a time when they’re banned from traveling home. Cricket Australia and the...

India's virus surge damages Modi's image of competence

May. 05, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and crematoriums were running near full capacity to handle the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an overwhelming health crisis,...

2-minute silence across sports to mark Prince Philip's death

Apr. 09, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

From soccer stadiums to cricket grounds, sports venues in England fell silent for two minutes, black armbands were put on, and flags lowered to half-staff as the death of Prince Philip was marked on Friday. The Royal family and government told sports authorities that...